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modicum

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable.
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Examples

his statement had more than a modicum of truth

It could make an impressive chart but I’m content with a single sheet of typing paper, a few words and a modicum of connecting lines.

In the book he shoots from the hip and rides roughshod over reputations, holding a modicum of his once monumental power and relishing it.

All it would take is a bit of gumption and a modicum of courage.

But please, if you’re going to dispense with shame or modesty, at least display a modicum of intelligence.

Given the importance of public opinion, let us counter misinformation with a modicum of information.

With immense power should come at least a modicum of humility.

With a modicum of imagination and a dash of invention, a good story could be built from this one.

his statement had a modicum of truth

Just five pretty expertly-styled boys with a modicum of talent.

However, just as deduction entails an element of induction, the inductive process is likely to entail a modicum of deduction.

This defeat very obviously hurt, with the backdoor of the qualifiers only a modest modicum of consolation.

It’s done in a spirit of fun, and relies on a modicum of good faith among the participants.

It features a group of con artists with a modicum of honour: they only steal from the greedy and the morally corrupt.

Thus retaining a modicum of respect from you, my peer group.

Besides, I’d probably take all morning to make them make a modicum of sense.

A little brevity, a modicum of content, and a lot less rant would be good.

Suffice it to say, anyone with a modicum of computer knowledge will be very frustrated on my behalf, or so I hope.

Nobody with a modicum of intelligence is going to swallow the daily diet of puerile propaganda put out by the ruling party.

But I do have the benefit of a certain modicum of maturity and experience.

Meanwhile, back at the old ranch house, a quiet weekend looms, devoted to rest and recuperation and a modicum of gentle fun.

Personally, I feel cheated if an election campaign does not include a modicum of shameful brawling.